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Pak police removes barricades placed by JuD outside group's HQ

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

today removed the barricades placed by the members of the banned Jamaat-ud Dawah outside the group's headquarters here in the name of security after more than a decade.

(Lahore) Dr told that police had removed blockades from some 16 places including the on the order of the apex court.

Ashraf said that police have also removed road blockades outside the residences of former Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Canada-based Dr and

Responding to a question about any resistance faced by police from the supporters of Hafiz Saeed, Ashraf said: "We presented the SC order to the before removing the barricades placed on the roads outside Qadsia headquarters of JuD."

The JuD had placed barricades more than 10 years ago outside its headquarters in Chauburji blocking the main roads there. The blockade had been causing immense problems to motorists and local residents but no one neither dared to raise a voice nor filed a petition in the court apparently because of the fear of the JuD men.

The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the attack that killed 166 people. It has been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014.

yesterday ordered the police to open all roads blocked in the name of security in

Nisar was hearing a suo motu case regarding blockade of roads in the city by politicians and private people.

When the told the court that the barricades had been installed outside the residences of different 'VIPs' as they have threats to their lives, Nisar said, "Even I have been receiving constant threats. Go and construct bomb-proof walls for your houses, have snipers on rooftops, but do not block roads."

Addressing the IGP, he said, "If you fail to submit a compliance report, the court will decide your fate. You are not going to stay as the IG even if the wants to retain you.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 17:35 IST